environment and ICT

Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities”
Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities” 21 April 2022 Gaurav Jain

This year's theme of Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”, and we showcase how APC members across the world are taking the lead here as well as two landmark publications that point to how we all can contribute to environmental justice and sustainability.

APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders?
APC at Tech for Democracy: How can digital technology support environmental justice and its defenders? 11 November 2021 Shawna Finnegan and Jack Leevers

Our use of technology can often separate us from the reality of environmental degradation. This session identified threats and opportunities for digital technologies to work for local communities and environmental justice.

The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub
The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub 05 October 2021 APCNews

This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.

Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment”
Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment” 09 July 2021 APCNews

APC is pleased to welcome Acción Ecológica, an organisation based in Ecuador that works to counteract the environmental impacts of destructive economic activities, as a new addition to our growing network of members. 

Five amazing ways e-waste has been used for art
Five amazing ways e-waste has been used for art 12 May 2021 Computer Aid

E-waste is a growing problem, and finding uses for redundant ICT equipment has been on the minds of sustainability experts for years. However, it turns out it's also been on the minds of some artists!

ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mapping national policy contexts in India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Costa Rica and Mexico
ICTs and environmental sustainability: Mapping national policy contexts in India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Costa Rica and Mexico 16 September 2011 APC

APC commissioned five of its members to conduct research in their country on the topic of ICTs and environmental sustainability. This report compiles and summarises the findings of research conducted in five different countries.

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